News: San Jose Mercury News (Friday, 4/10/09)

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  1. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The only thing is Oakland will not be available as I dout the A's will have a baseball stadium by then...unless San Jose comes through...but both Oakland and Stanford need repairs to the sidlines. I thought Stanford was to narrow for soccer and Oakland too wide for fans?
     
  3. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For the world cup I'm sure they'd modify Oakland to play in the football config for both the superior sitelines and the Coliseum's full capacity. And I doubt they'd have to worry about the A's. By the time the World Cup comes to the US the A's won't be in the Coliseum one way or another. As for Stanford, what's wrong with it's existing setup?
     
  4. Rumbler

    Rumbler New Member

    Feb 6, 2003
    San Jose
    Or maybe the new stadium that the 49ers will play in Santa Clara, that'd be awesome! World Cup right in our backyard!
     
  5. Brian Glennon

    Brian Glennon Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keep dreaming my friend.
     
  6. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    If Santa Clarans approve funds going to that stadium, I'll be shocked.
     
  7. OffMyLine

    OffMyLine Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its narrow. You can't fit a 75 yrd wide field. Thw WC Final tournament does have a requirement that the games be played on a 75 yrd wide field, but even that was waved multiple times in '94.
     
  8. sj_oldtimer

    sj_oldtimer Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Clovis CA

    Yes, it was waived then, but I doubt that would happen again, although they might do it for one or two stadiums, depending on the location. I don't think the same politics are in place that would prompt FIFA to waive those kinds of standards. US Soccer was attempting to prove that a World Cup could be successful in the United States, and with that in mind, they did get some concessions, as I understand it. Would FIFA be as accommodating again? Doubtful, I think. I could be wrong....it would obviously not be the first time.
     
  9. OffMyLine

    OffMyLine Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're probably right. Last time they had to do it because there were very few NFL stadiums that could accomidate that size. There's a lot more now.
     
  10. Airblair

    Airblair Member

    Dec 8, 1999
    Redwood City
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With 70 sites to choose from in the US, I doubt that insufficient field width will be excused. They'll just choose somewhere else.

    If the Bay Area NFL teams don't get their act in gear, there may not be any World Cup in the Bay Area.
     
  11. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Somehow, I doubt that this is a particularly compelling motivation for the 49ers and Raiders... :rolleyes:
     
  12. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well the good news is that the WC folks seem interested in at least two of our existing venues that aren't dependent on the two football teams at all.
     
  13. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Well they're so arrogant and insular that they won't even share a stadium. The NFL needs to be knocked down a peg or two. I hate that our World Cup bid relies on them.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sadly NFL's popularity seems to be holding quite steady if it's not growing thanks to stuff like fantasy football.
     
  15. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I remember them enlarging the pitch out to the track in 1994....it was a lot wider back then ,however. From what I recall they did make many improvements to Stanford before the WC.



    Thats because they sold out every game in 1994 at Stanford......I was there it was awesome! The games were all sold out even though there were a few no shows to midweek matches. At that point some games were meaningless like Switzerland -Columbia etc etc and Cameroon Russia...Cameroon was still in it but Russia was out....Russia killed them though even though 44 year old Roger Milla scored....




    20 June 1994
    13:05 PDT Brazil 2 – 0 Russia Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto

    Attendance: 81,061
    Referee: Lim Kee Chong (Mauritius)
    Romário 26'
    Raí 52' (pen.) (Report)

    24 June 1994
    13:05 PDT Brazil 3 – 0 Cameroon Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto

    Attendance: 83,401
    Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)
    Romário 39'
    Márcio Santos 66'
    Bebeto 73' (Report)

    26 June 1994
    13:05 PDT Switzerland 0 – 2 Colombia Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto

    Attendance: 83,401
    Referee: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)


    28 June 1994
    13:05 PDT Russia 6 – 1 Cameroon Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto

    Attendance: 74,914
    Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)
    Salenko 15' 41' 44' (pen.) 72' 75'
    Radchenko 81' (Report) Milla 46'


    4 July 1994
    12:35 PDT Brazil 1 – 0 United States Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto

    Attendance: 84,147
    Referee: Joel Quiniou (France)
    Bebeto 72' (Report)


    10 July 1994
    12:35 PDT Sweden 2 – 2 (a.e.t.) Romania Stanford Stadium, Stanford

    Attendance: 83,500
    Referee: Philip Don (England)
    Brolin 78'
    K. Andersson 115' (Report) Răducioiu 88' 101'
    Penalties
    Mild
    K. Andersson
    Brolin
    Ingesson
    R. Nilsson
    Larsson 5 – 4 Răducioiu
    Hagi
    Lupescu
    Petrescu
    Dumitrescu
    Belodedici
     

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